No money received to drop Blas Peralta case

Edward Andrés Montás Lorenzo has denied receiving RD$15 million in return for withdrawing his lawsuit against Blas Peralta, who is accused of the murder of the former rector of the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD), Mateo Aquino Febrillet.

Speaking at a press conference at his home on Tuesday, 10 January 2017, Montas Lorenzo declared that he would still act as a witness at the trial of Peralta and the others who are implicated in the case, but rejected Aquino Febrillet’s family’s accusations of him being a traitor for withdrawing his suit.

He reiterated that when he was also shot in the attack, his mother, on being told he was dead had a stroke and is still in hospital and as a witness he will not have to attend hearings, which he would have to if he was a plaintiff, so he will be able to spend more time with his bedridden mother.

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